Power and Restraint: A Shared Vision for the U.S.-China Relationship
Book, Public Affairs
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
In an unprecedented collaboration, influential Chinese and American scholars address the issues affecting both nations in an attempt to stave off future confrontation.
Over several years, some of the most distinguished Chinese and American scholars have engaged in a major research project, sponsored by the China- U.S. Exchange Foundation (USEF), to address the big bilateral and global issues the two countries face. Historically, the ascension of a great power has resulted in armed conflict. This group of scholars—experts in politics, economics, international security, and environmental studies—set out to establish consensus on potentially contentious issues and elaborate areas where the two nations can work together to achieve common goals. Featuring essays on global warming, trade relations, Taiwan, democratization, WMDs and bilateral humanitarian intervention, Power and Restraint finds that China and the United States can exist side by side and establish mutual understanding to better cope with the common challenges they face.
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Document Length: 272 pp.